Three arrested after robbery investigation in Thibodaux
THIBODAUX- Three people have been arrested after a robbery investigation in Thibodaux that also lead to the recovery of weapons and drugs.
On Tuesday, May 10, 48-year-old Robert Silverii drove 49-year-old Junior Benoit to the victim’s home in the 1100 block of Canal Boulevard because Benoit believed the victim had his cell phone.
Benoit approached the victim and struck him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Bailea Sterling, 23, Silverii and Benoit’s roommate, was with the victim at the time of the attack.
When the victim regained consciousness, he discovered his car keys, wallet and cell phone were missing. His cell phone was recovered nearby, but his keys and wallet were not.
Through further investigation, the Thibodaux Police Department Division was able to secure a search warrant for the 100 block of Ellington Drive in connection to the robbery.
The sear warrant was executed on Friday, May 13 around 12 p.m.
While conducting the search warrant, police recovered the keys to the vehicle belonging to the victim.
Police also found methamphetamine on Benoit, and paraphernalia and .40 caliber pistol in Silverii’s white Mitsubishi Galant. Police also recovered other firearms and illegal drugs from Silverii’s bedroom. This investigation is ongoing.
Benoit was arrested for simple robbery, and released on Saturday, May 14th around 11 p.m. from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center after posting her $10,000 bond.
Silverii was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of steroids, two counts of possession of valium, two counts of possession of xanax, two counts of amphetamine, possession of legend drug without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal carrying of weapon in the presence of a CDS. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $70,500 bond.
Benoit was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and simple robbery. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $110,000 bond.